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Minister to new immigrants: 'Seeing you gives me strength'

NCSY Israel holds special conference ahead of the Shavuot holiday, Immigration and Absorption Minister Ofir Sofer greets new olim: 'Seeing you gives me strength!'

Minister to new immigrants: 'Seeing you gives me strength'

OU hosts Jerusalem Day event: 'We'll continue to build Jerusalem'

A total of 1,500 immigrants to Israel participate in festive prayer marking the 57th Jerusalem Day; OU Israel's Rabbi Avi Berman promises: 'We will continue to build up Jerusalem!'

OU hosts Jerusalem Day event: 'We'll continue to build Jerusalem'

Helping Israeli farmers:

Israeli and North American Jews help Israeli farmers

Since the start of the war, there has been an influx of Jews from North America coming to volunteer in Israel.

Israeli and North American Jews help Israeli farmers

'Your job is to breathe and to get through this difficult time'

OU Israel, in collaboration with Efrat, holds emotional evening of chizuk for immigrant mothers whose children are fighting in Gaza.

'Your job is to breathe and to get through this difficult time'

American Jewish community embraces Israel

The Orthodox Union is currently working to promote significant support for the families from the areas affected by Israel's war with Hamas.

American Jewish community embraces Israel

Rabbi Adler:

'Jerusalem is in the middle of an earthquake, stop the fighting'

Hundreds from Jerusalem's English-speaking community attended OU Israel’s annual Torah Yerushalayim Conference for the Days of Awe.

'Jerusalem is in the middle of an earthquake, stop the fighting'

Beit Hamikdash:

What we had and what’s to come

Join Rabbi Avi Berman, Director of OU Israel, for a special feature in honor of Tisha B’Av.

What we had and what’s to come

The Fast of Esther (13th of Adar)

Today is the Fast of Esther, named for the brave queen who risked her life to save her people, asking them only to fast for her sake.

The Fast of Esther (13th of Adar)

Tzfat Chief Rabbi gets off stage to dance at OU selichot event

During Selichot conference held for OU Israel youth centers, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu got off the stage and danced with attendees.

Tzfat Chief Rabbi gets off stage to dance at OU selichot event

Thousands of NCSY teens in Live Park, Rishon Lezion

Over 2,500 campers from NCSY celebrated the annual event last week in Rishon Lezion

Thousands of NCSY teens in Live Park, Rishon Lezion

The show must go on!

We decided to raise the “Iron Curtain” the pandemic has hung, bring [masked] women together, sing and dance and even put on a show. Op-ed.

The show must go on!

Hundreds attend English-language Independence Day service

OU Israel and the municipality of Jerusalem joined together to give foreign students in Israel a more meaningful Independence Day.

Hundreds attend English-language Independence Day service

Inspiring the world from Jerusalem in an era of quarantine

2nd Torah Yerushalayim Experience: Amidst the uncertainty, OU Israel is offering 41 inspirational sessions from 48 world renown speakers.

Inspiring the world from Jerusalem in an era of quarantine

OU Israel presents: Jewish innovation for five minutes a day

New initiative seeks to connect Jews from around the world to Israeli innovation in light of Jewish law with the help of short Torah videos.

OU Israel presents: Jewish innovation for five minutes a day

"Strategic Diaspora plan must focus on youth"

“Israel must place an emphasis on youth", says Exec. Dir. of OU Israel, "many of whom have stopped identifying with Israel & Judaism”

"Strategic Diaspora plan must focus on youth"

'The money donated will save lives'

The only institution for Religious Zionist youth at risk is in danger of closing due to lack of donations. You can help save our youth.

'The money donated will save lives'

Live: OU Israel's 'Torah Yerushalayim' day of study

One Torah, One people, One place. OU Israel presents a special of learning ahead of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

Live: OU Israel's 'Torah Yerushalayim' day of study

More than 2,000 expected at OU's 'Torah Yerushalayim' event

Event is day of learning and inspiration in preparation for Yom Kippur and in celebration of 40 years of OU Israel.

More than 2,000 expected at OU's 'Torah Yerushalayim' event

A special Bar Mitzvah at the Western Wall

18 immigrants from Ethiopia celebrate their Bar Mitzvahs with US students and singing at Western Wall in Jerusalem.

A special Bar Mitzvah at the Western Wall

'Yachad House' opens doors to special needs community

The 'Yachad Gifts' Project trains and employs people with disabilities and helps them integrate into the work force.

'Yachad House' opens doors to special needs community

Watch: Singers Yitzhak Meir and Shlomo Katz play at the Zula

'The Zula,' a popular Jerusalem hangout for religious at-risk kids, hosted singers Yitzhak Meir and Shlomo Katz. See how they responded.

Watch: Singers Yitzhak Meir and Shlomo Katz play at the Zula

'I feel gratitude to G-d and those who fought for the country'

Arutz Sheva speaks with Rabbi Shalom Gold, Dean of OU Israel Avrom Silver College for adults, during OU Israel’s Jerusalem Day event.

'I feel gratitude to G-d and those who fought for the country'

Watch: Anglos celebrate Jerusalem Day in style

600 Anglos joined OU Israel in celebrating Jerusalem Day together with singers Shlomo Katz and Yitzhak Meir.

Watch: Anglos celebrate Jerusalem Day in style

Video: Special Jerusalem Day event for English speakers

OU Israel hosts special event of musical performances and celebratory prayers in honor of 50 years of a unified Jerusalem.

Video: Special Jerusalem Day event for English speakers

'We never had this kind of freedom before in Jerusalem'

OU Israel's Rabbi Avi Berman talks about the importance of Jerusalem Day and the special event planned for English speakers.

'We never had this kind of freedom before in Jerusalem'

Runners raise 1/2 million dollars for special needs children

OU Yachad runners in Jerusalem marathon raise $500,000 for special needs English-speaking children in Israel.

Runners raise 1/2 million dollars for special needs children

'Count the Stars': Singing and dancing as a road to unity

An OU-sponsored women's community project in Greater Jerusalem takes to the stage.

'Count the Stars': Singing and dancing as a road to unity

Lone soldiers send message to the world: we won't be defeated

Celebration honors 100 lone soldiers and national service participants from NCSY in North America, send message to world.

Lone soldiers send message to the world: we won't be defeated

Thousands attend memorial for Ezra Schwartz

Netanyahu opens special memorial ceremony for slain yeshiva student, who was 'on a mission to love the people of Israel.'

Thousands attend memorial for Ezra Schwartz

Bringing Teens Closer to Judaism Through the Seder

Special OU Israel event in Nazareth Illit provides a Pesach Seder for teens who otherwise wouldn't have one at home.

Bringing Teens Closer to Judaism Through the Seder

The Masked Man: Purim and this Week's Torah Reading

The Masked Man: Purim and this Week's Torah Reading

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Discovers What OU Israel is About

Rabbi Aryeh Stern hears firsthand that OU is more than just kashrut - it's also 'love of the Land of Israel.'

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Discovers What OU Israel is About

Confronting Violence and Abuse With Post-Trauma Workshops

How a Crisis Center for victims of abuse stepped in to help victims of Gaza rocket-fire.

Confronting Violence and Abuse With Post-Trauma Workshops